The United States has an “image problem” on the world stage, and President Barack Obama is the reason for it because he is a “symbol” and not a “leader,” retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said.
“We certainly have an image problem. It’s amazing how fast our image of strength of being a superpower has crumbled,” Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, told “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
“The president is at the heart of the problem . . . That’s what America gets for electing a symbol rather than a leader,” he said.
Peters joined a chorus of commentators and lawmakers who have called Obama’s credibility into question. His capabilities face increased scrutiny as the United States tries to persuade Russia not to move into Ukraine after its recent takeover of Crimea.
David Brooks, political commentator and columnist for The New York Times, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Obama had a “manhood problem” with world leaders in the Middle East.